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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Small Talk Six

6 things on your wish list for Christmas this year

1. A New house
2. My son to always remember to clean up his mess.
3. For me and hubby to lose weight
4. A new pair running/walking shoes
5. To control my diabetes
6. Good health for my parents

Friday Fill Ins

1. Wait! Wait, don't forget to say a prayer before you guys start eating.
I was being followed at once by my brother just to make sure I was safe.
3. The trouble is
I am became busy looking for a house online.
My parents live many miles away.
5. With a faint pop our garbage can gave up!
6. Most of the time on a place that ha
s cold climate it is shadowy and ominous and snowy
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to retire to bed early, tomorrow my plans include clean up the apartment, do the laundry and put them away afterward, and take my son to McDonald and Sunday, I want to
take a nap after church meeting.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving and How it Started...

As we bow our heads this Thanksgiving to thank God for all His blessings, let us remember how this tradition started. The Pilgrims arrived in America in December 1620 and experienced a harsh winter of extreme hunger and starvation in which half of them died. Also remember what drove the Pilgrims to this land was a desire to exercise their religious freedom, to chose how to worship based on their beliefs and not the whims of a king of a country.

The following summer, the Pilgrims reaped a
bountiful harvest. As Pilgrim Edward Winslow (who later became their governor) affirmed, "God be praised, we had a good increase of corn. . . . [and] by the goodness of God, we are far from want." The grateful Pilgrims therefore declared a three-day feast in December 1621 to thank God and to celebrate with their friends.

Ninety Indians joined the fifty Pilgrims for three days of food (which included shellfish, lobsters, turkey, corn bread, berries, deer, and other foods), of (the young Pilgrim and Wampanoag men engaged in races, wrestling matches, and other athletic events), and of prayer. This celebration – America's first Thanksgiving Festival – was the origin of the holiday that Americans now celebrate each November.

Happy Thanksgiving – don’t eat too much!!!

Columbia SC, Great Place to Live!

If you are looking for a perfect place for you and your family particularly in South Carolina, may I suggest to check where you can get help when finding Columbia SC Homes For Sale. This area has everything you want for your family's need like great schools, people that are friendly and most of all houses that are very affordable compare to other area. With the economic situation right now, living Columbia, SC is a sure place to go because its economy is better than other states the U.S.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Murphy Bed Wall Bed

Living in a small place like an apartments, condominiums, dorms and dens can be challenging sometimes. You cannot do whatever you want to do at times because of the small space. In order to make things work, you need to utilize the space. One way to do is by getting a Murphy bed wall bed or wall bed. This bed can be folded up to the wall, thus making it a bed at night, and a comfortable sofa during the day, thus saving you a space for other furniture you have. You can go to their website and learn more about this unique bed. I have found out that they also have huge selection of fabrics and accessories. The great thing about this bed is that it is made of wood. So, if you are interested, visit their site now for order and shipping info.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Colon Cleanse

My husband and I started gaining a lot of weight immediately after our wedding. We both love to cook and eat and that is the very reason why. It's been a few years since the last time we actively engaged ourselves into really watching our food intake as well as exercising. Then, this year, my husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and that was a wake up call for both of us. We begun to do some exercise again and eating more fruit and veggies and less meat. Fruits and veggies help our fiber supply and prevents us from gaining more pounds and eventually lessens our fat level. I also read about colon cleanse reviews where I learned that our body also need to be cleaned. And a good cleanser helps get rid of bad toxins and fatty acids into our bodies, thus prevent us from having colon cancer. Keeping our bodies healthy ensures good health and less sickness.

Holiday Gifts

Christmas is fast approaching that is why many people are excited to start buying gifts on Black Friday. I am not one of those people who would wake up early in the morning on the day after thanksgiving to buy holiday gifts, though they say that they save money because of the great deals they get during that day. I might try that someday. For now, I will do my online shopping which is easier and will also help me save money as well as my time without compromising my much needed sleep after the busy thanksgiving dinner preparation and all.

Appetite Suppressant

After I had a kidney transplant, my doctor prescribed me with anti suppressant medicines and one of them is a steroid that has the side effect that makes me want to eat even though I am not hungry. Because of the side effect, I gained weight. Now, I can't wear my small size clothes anymore and worst, I became diabetic. I need to ask my doctor whether appetite suppressant pill can help me with my appetite. I really need to do something about it before they put me into insulin, which is the last thing I want to take. I hate shots especially if I have to do it to myself.

Bodybuilding Supplements

Back in 1999, I lived with my Aunt and her husband who are both very active. Aside from playing sports on weekend, they also go to the gym everyday and do bodybuilding. No wonder why they are both physically healthy. Everyone who see them want to have bodies like theirs. They are also the reason why at one time I had a small body. Anyway, for people like them, they need bodybuilding supplements to sustain their bodies need aside from eating healthy foods. I might need this kind of supplements when I decide to go back to being physically active again.

Customized Gift Card for Holiday

Sometimes buying gifts for someone who has everything can be difficult. I for one has this problem almost every year since my in-laws have everything. We tried gift card before and this year I plan to send them customized gift card for a change. If you have the same problems like I do when it comes to buying gifts, then you should visit There, they give the option where you can customized your gift card by uploading a picture or design you want. I like that this gift card can be used anywhere in the world. Gift Cards from, not only good for holiday gift giving but also on occasions like birthdays, mother's day, graduation and more. To save some money, buy a bulk for you and the company you are working for.


My husband and I love to watch movies. We never missed the movie we like, but when bluray came, we missed bunch of them. Now we think of buying a bluray disk player so we won't miss a movie again. Honestly, I don't have any idea what hat difference between DVD player and Bluray Disk player. Can anyone tell me? Sometimes, I hate modern technology because instead of helping people save money, it is the other way around.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Fill Ins

Time flies so fast and it's Friday once again; time to make the meme "Friday Fill Ins. Here it goes.

1. We need to start looking for a house.
2. When my son makes funny faces, I feel happy and it made me smile.
3. If you want, I can help you , just let me know what to do.
4. I feel like taking a nap because I slept late sleep last night.
5. Massachusetts has a proposed 5% sales tax on elective cosmetic surgery; I think it was better than before.

6. Family gathering with plenty of food makes for a happy holiday.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to just sit and relax while watching T.V., tomorrow my plans putting away clean laundry and spend time with my son and Sunday, I want to attend church services.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Car Rental in Australia

Going on a vacation is one thing many people do. How great it would be and less stressful if everything is organized before leaving home and on the arrival at the airport of your destination. And if you are going for a holiday to any cities in Australia like Sidney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, renting a car will give you freedom to go anywhere you want to. And if you are concern about Car Rental Prices, you should visit , a search engine website where you can compare quotes from one car rental to another in an instant, thus giving you a chance to pick the perfect car rental supplier for you. You can even request for a feature such as air conditioning, stick-shift gearbox, an SUV or a convertible one. So, save while you enjoy a holiday vacation in Australia.

Girls Rule: My Favorite Pastime

It's time to reveal my favorite pastime at GR hosted by none other than Niko of Niko's Blog :-)! So, here are few of my fave pastime.

1.) I'll say, cooking is my first pastime :-); no wonder why I gained weight and so is my husband. I love cooking and that is the reason why my son loves it when he sees me cooks. It's funny because he calls any meal I prepare a "dinner." He loves to sit and eat with us and that is g
ood because that is where we talk about our days :-)! Although I love to cook, am not an expert on it!

2.) Now, this is what almost everyone of us fave pastime, blogging :-)! It is obvious because as all of you know I maintain five blogs; it is hard to maintain them, but I sure love it! In blogging, I basically loves it because it allows me to share my thoughts, feelings, opinions and experiences on top of making lots of friends and learning from them.
2.) I love to read and that is one of my fave pastime when I don't feel like staying in front of the computer long. I have some fave magazines and books to read and most of them are self-improvement books, parenting, and how to manage finances. Church magazines and literature are on the lists, too.

4.) Filipino soap operas reminds me of home and so I watch T.V. while I blog :-); I also love to watch cooking shows, old movies, and funny shows like Ugly Betty, George Lopez, and more. Movies I watch are family oriented one; so we watch movies that my son watch.

5.) Last but not the least, shopping is an old time fave. I am glad shopping mall here are little bit far from where we live, otherwise you will find me there when I am not home :-)!

Well, these are all for now...what about you? Would you like to share yours? If so, then click the badge above to see more entries.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Great Deal on Kitchen Products!

Exactly a week from now, Thanksgiving is here. We will all going to be very busy especially for mother like me who is responsible on all the cooking and getting the house and kitchen ready for the family , visitors and friends. It can be a bit stressful if you didn't prepare everything including silverware and dinnerware like the of Soup Bowl Sets and so on. Anyway, talking about foods, I haven't tried cooking a turkey on a fryer because we don't have a fryer. I would really like to have one that I can use for special occasion such as Thanksgiving. I have been looking online and found an oilless turkey fryer! Yes, you can fry your turkey without using oil. Oh boy, this product is great especially if you are trying to cut back on saturated fats. Indeed, a healthy way to prepare/cook your turkey or even chicken. If you are in need of any kitchen products, you should visit

What a Relief!

Yesterday, we got a mail from the hospital I go to for treatment on my anemia, transplant center, and my OB-GYNE. The letter informed us that we owe them $5,ooo because the insurance didn't pay much for the treatment for the reason that it was a pre existing health problem. I was very upset because we let three months passed without insurance back in VA; thus making us responsible to pay if we can't produce a letter from our former health insurance. All in all we would need to pay $25,000! It is a big money and we don't have any idea where in the world we would get that amount of money! And so, I prayed not knowing what my husband was thinking. I asked God to help us find a way to pay that amount or at least something we can do to avoid paying that hospital bill legally. And guess what!? After I prayed, without waiting, my prayer was answered! My husband figured it out, that my anemia was not a pre existing health issue, therefore, we are not responsible for the hospital bills, but the health insurance instead! Thank goodness. Now, my husband just got off the phone and straightened it out with the health insurance and that we don't need to worry about it anymore.

Best Gift Cards

Buying gifts for someone who has everything like my in-laws can be very hard. Because of that, I always end up buying the favorite foods they like instead such as chocolates, peanut brittle, peppermint bark and the likes and that was fine with them. This year, I plan of giving them Gift Cards instead since they both like to go to the mall and buy stuffs. Normally, they don't buy things that are expensive even though they like it; and so gifts cards are the best choice of gifts for them. I really like that they can use these cards to shop even at the online store such as! Cool, isn't it?

Should I Go or Not?

Well, November is a busy month for us. Jacob has many school activities we need to attend to, on top of our routine appointments at the doctor's office, my volunteer job at Jake school, and the busyness of the coming Thanksgiving Day. Then, there is monthly visit with four women in our ward. I feel so tired just thinking about them. Now, I am torn between going or not going to the Multi-Cultural activity at school where aside from bringing a dessert from the Philippines, we also need to wear costumes, which we don't have any right now.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Air Filters

My husband is very particular when it comes to the air we breath inside the apartment we live. I can't blame him because my son has bad allergic reactions to dust. My son coughs as if he has an asthma. So, he makes sure that the air filters he buys to replace the air filters in our apartment while I help clean our place. We can take any risks when it comes to our son's health and well being.

Hair Loss Treatment

In the church where we belong, I noticed that most male members suffer from baldness and that includes my husband. I wonder why most hair loss problems occur more often on male than female person. My brother is losing hair as well. They said it is hereditary, but how about my brother. There is no bald on both side of my family! Now, when it to my father in-law and my husband, that is obviously on their genes.When I asked my cousin about hair loss treatment her husband used to have his hair grow back again; she told me about the miracle oil that she used to massage her husband’s scalp. So, I tried using that on my husband’s scalp, buy unfortunately, it didn’t work for him. Is there really an easy and effective way to treat this kind of problem? The answer is yes when I looked online.Because of the modern technology, and medical research, they discover that there is really a cure for male even female hair loss problem. And that is through hair restoration. To do that, you need to consult a physician and have your scalp be examined; in that case, they will know what causes your scalp to lose hair. Hair restoration is recommended based on the doctor’s finding. If you are interested on hair loss treatment, check their website now for more info.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lasik Patient Advocacy

Many people including me prefer to wear contact lens over eyeglasses. I now wear eyeglasses because of my eye problem. I can't drive without it. But with it, I look like older than my age. It would be nice I can have Lasik done for my eyes. It would be very expensive but it is worth the money. So, I better make sure that our new health insurance would cover Lasik procedure. Anyway, if you consider Lasik, you better check to get familiar wit eye Lasik and Lasik results. I read everything about eye Lasik on this website and I am convinced that Lasik surgery is the best choice over eyeglasses or contact lens. Patients testify that even complications happened after surgery, they would still recommend and would go through another more lasik surgery because of its great result.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mommy Moments: Sporty Day

Here is my entry for this week's Mommy Moments hosted by Chris of Mommy Journey with the theme: Sporty Day! I have posted some of my son's photos taken with his fave sports as a kid. Now I don't really know yet what sports he would really love to play when he is old enough to play. As a mother, being so protective, I want the safest sport he could play if I were to choose; but you know, we can only support them with what they really in to, right?
mommy moments

Jacob was wearing his first Football uniform when he was still about six months old.

Playing Basketball indoor.

Riding his Scooter with a friend, Danny.

With his bike after school; he loves it!

Golf time for him and Daddy

Football time at school

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Chatrooms For Emo

My nieces love to chat with their friends and I am pretty sure they would love to be part of this chatroom called chat rooms for emo where they can register free and browse thousand of profile from all over the globe; one great thing about it is that you can even see them live on webcam while chating online. So, what are you waiting for? Register now and start finding new friends locally and globally.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Girls Talk: My Favorite Chocolate

Although my doctor advice me to go easy on sweets because I am diabetic, sometimes I couldn't resist to eat one. One of my favorite brand name chocolates is Hershey's Kisses with or without almond. But since the Dove came out on the market, it became my favorite. I like that it is so smooth like a silk.

Thank goodness that there are sugar free chocolates I can munch on when I crave for sweets like chocolates :-)! How about you? Do you have a favorite brand name chocolates to share with us? Then, share it with us by joining this meme!

Math Online Tutoring

If you will ask me what my least favorite subject when I was a student, my answer would be Math, Algebra, Calculus, and Geometry. How I wished that time that there were Math help I could get or maybe even Online math tutor during those days. Hiring a tutor would be good, but we can afford the fee for it would be very expensive. It wouldn't be very hard had the teacher taught us the easy way to understand the Math subjects.

Unlike those day, things are different now. We can now find tutoring online that can help you easily with regards to Math subjects. Online math tutoring is easy to understand and lot of different style of teaching the same topic. Monthly payment is very affordable with unlimited access. With online tutoring, one can easily find the topic and watch the videos from various teachers. Imagine, every topics from kindergarten Math to Calculus can be found easily on videos nowadays with ease like buttons. So if you have basic computer with internet, you are in....or better have it to get the necessary help. The great thing about the online tutoring is one can simply pause and finish watching or replay without leaving home, that easy, I know!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Weight Loss Product

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I am so ready to make a Thanksgiving dinner for my family and friends who will be coming to celebrate the holiday. This means more foods and eating. I really need something I can take like weight loss product to help me and my husband lose weight. I am sure there will be plenty of weight loss products in the market today, that is why I need to be careful when choosing which one is the best for us; something safe. Effective and inexpensive.


There was no school yesterday and my husband was also off from work. So, we decided to spend a day at the zoo. We had so much fun riding the monorail and watching animals we've never seen before. My son loves the children zoo. This is a cool playground where you can also ride a pony and per some farm animals. Anyway, before we finally went home, we stopped by at the gifts/souvenirs shop; there were plenty of kid's toys as well as hats, shirts, books and candies. One thing my son really liked was the fake animal playing ball. It was very expensive though that is why we didn't buy it, but promise to buy it for his present on Christmas and he agreed!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Great Ceiling Fans At Hansen!

In United States alone, Ceiling Fans are widely use in almost every establishments particularly in homes, offices, stores, and restaurants and in any place that needs decoration. For some people, it serves as their electric fan! It was used since the late 1800's. According to what I read, Ceiling Fan was run by water before the electricity. Anyway, I for one, installed at least seven ceiling fans in our first house. Now, we can find all types of ceiling fans in every home improvement stores as well as department stores such as Lowe's, Home Depot and Hansen Wholesale Ceiling Fans. Notice that ceiling fans are ranging from low to high prices, depending on it's type.

If you are looking for ceiling fans, you can buy it at stores; but today, buying online is the easiest way to browse and get an idea which one you will choose. May I suggest that if you are looking for real bargain as well as advice from the expert on all ceiling fans for proper installation, Hansen Wholesale Ceiling Fans, is the place to go. I am glad that my husband is very knowledgeable when it comes to electrical installation that is why we don't need to hire an expert to do it for us, thus saves us money. But if you don't have any idea on how to install your ceiling fan, don't take a risk, just ask the advice from the experts for safety.

According to EPA the Midway Eco ceiling fan, Emerson has over 300% more efficient than any other Energy Star qualified ceiling fan with lights. For more reviews, visit, thus making it the most efficient ceiling fan you can buy in the market today.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Great Looking Pleated Curtains

Christmas is fast approaching and I am looking forward to decorating our place. I have never done it before but I think of buying a nice Pleated Curtains for our french door near the little patio. Although my husband doesn't want to put any curtains by the door, I will still do it just because there will be visitor coming. I couldn't find anything I like at the store so I decided to look online. Good thing I have found this website called SHOP.COM where you will find curtains/draperies and outdoor curtains made to last for an affordable price. So whether you are looking for a brand name curtains and draperies they have you cover.

I love Fruit Salad!

You Are Fruit Salad

You are a light-hearted and carefree person. You see the happy, colorful side of life.

You are naturally sweet and kind. You believe it's important to be easy on people.

Even when you have to criticize, you try to be as gentle as possible.

If you ended up hurting someone, it would hurt you just as much. You're very sensitive.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Great Deals and Savings at ShopWiki!

Modern technology has come a long way when it comes to shopping. Becuase of computer and modern technology shopping for anything including clothing has never been easier. At ShopWiki, every shoppers get everything thus giving you 30,000 stores instead of the usual 1,000 stores that other shopping sites have. It is kind of like the Google. That means find anything and everything for sale on the web at; more stores, means more savings and deals.

Anyway, since Christmas is fast approaching, why not stock yourself up with gifts. Shop at shopwiki for they have huge selections of clothing such as: Accessories, Mens Clothing Designers, Womens Spring Style Guide and more. I really like to get my husband and Backpacks. So, don't wait then rush yourself on buying gifts for it is never too early to shop for gifts on every occasions and holidays. Shop at ShopWiki now!

Mommy Moments: Let's Play Pretend!

Once again, it's Mommy Moments hosted by Chris of Mommy Journey with a theme "let's pretend" for this week. As usual, my son's fave costume is Cowboy, so he wears it once again for Halloween. He also wore his real costume which is the Pirate costume. I will add the photo later since it is downloaded on the other computer in the bedroom where my hubby is sleeping right now :-)!
mommy moments

My Little Cowboy with his fave Disney character, Woody!

on his pirate costume...

...pretending to be the Little Einstein.

Girls Talk: My Favorite Drinks!

This week's Girls Talk hosted by Niko is all about our favorite drinks; so here is my entry....

Diet RootBeer is one of our fave soda... Jake on the other hand drinks sodas also depends on his mood :-).

I drink a lot of water and sometimes it can be boring, so I mix this Crystal Light to my water.

My son's fave juice

And of course! this Pinoy Buko juice which my hubby and I like!

What about you? Share you fave drinks with us by clicking the logo and let us quench our thirst!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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Cases of Humor From Flight Attendants

Received it from a friend and I think it is funny!

All too rarely, airline attendants make an effort to make the in
flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining...

Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

On a Continental Flight with a very "senior"
flight attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've
reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights.
This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your
flight attendants."

"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will
descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it
over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure
your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with
more than one small child, pick your favorite."

"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings.
Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the
flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."

Another flight attendant's comment on a less than
perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain
Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."

After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in Memphis,
a flight attendant on a Northwest flight announced, "Please take
care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a
landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."

We're now preparing to land at San Francisco International Airport.
Kindly straighten up your seats, turn off all electronic gadgets,
pull up your window shades and buckle up for safety. We hope you
enjoyed flying with us as much as we did. Sa wikang atin po, tayo po
ay papalapag na sa paliparang pangkalawakang internasyonal ng San
Francisco. Paalala po lamang sa ating mga kababayan -- ang mga
unan, kumot, headset at iba pang kagamitan sa eroplano ay di po
kasama sa pasalubong. Huwag po lamang baklasin ang LCD-TV na
nakadikit sa silya.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Autumn!

Being human is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff-- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see. This was passed on to me from another pumpkin. Now, it is your turn to pass it to a pumpkin. I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch. Happy Fall!

Save On Business Cards

One of the thing that will help boost your business is by giving away business cards to customers, business associate, friends, families and new acquaintances. And if you want to save when buying business cards, why not buy business cards online. It can save you not only time but also money. Plus has so many designs to choose from; you can either choose your cards by profession or design your own. You can even get a free business card photo and uploads logo as well. Isn't it great? I like that they also sell cards for all season , post cards, calendars, and personalized stuff like pens and more. Start saving now by buying gifts for your family, friends and loved ones.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Memphis Job Search

During economic meltdown, many people lost their jobs and that includes my husband who got laid off from job twice in one year! It was the most stressful time of our life. Finding job wasn't easy for him and I am sure for everybody who is looking for a job. And if you are one of those people, bless your heart and hope you find job, too, just like my son. There are many ways on finding jobs through internet. Anyway, currently, I am also looking for a job to help with our finances, one of the database I came across was Memphis Job Search where people who are interested on working in the state of Tennessee particularly around the city of Memphis could land their dream job there.